Dan Perry, the Texas Department of Transportation Director of Transportation Planning and Development for the Paris District, was the presenter during a Tuesday afternoon virtual meeting of the 2021-24 regionally significant projects funded by federal, state or local funds in the district.
“These are the projects you can expect will go to contract in the near future,” Perry said during the unveiling of TxDOT’s Rural Transportation Improvement Program.
The projects include more than $100 million in efforts at replacing the overpasses along Interstate 30 at FM 1570, FM 36, FM 1565 and County Road 2509, all of which have been on the drawing boards for several years to accommodate the growing population in the region.
Perry said the first project will be the rebuilding of the FM 1570 underpass.
“We’ll take I-30 over 1570, shifting it just a little further east, and reconfiguring the overpass to where it can ultimately carry six lanes of traffic on Interstate 30,” Perry said.
The estimated $30 million project is scheduled to begin in 2022.
Royse City residents can expect to see construction begin on a planned beer garden later this summer in the downtown area.
The project is still in the early stages of development, as property owner and the project’s developer Gary Sanders has been working closely with the Royse City Community Development Corporation to make it a reality.
“We’re very excited about it,” Sanders said. “It’s a family project.”
The city’s Heritage Committee has approved the structure, since it’s in Royse City’s heritage district and the CDC and city council have approved an incentive request to offset the development costs for $125,000.
The store is approximately 152,000 square feet and stocked with quality electronics, furniture, automotive, sporting goods, home improvement, apparel, toys and more from top brands at Walmart’s everyday low prices. Like all Walmart stores, the Royse City store will feature Walmart Pickup, free store pickup service offering free shipping from Walmart.com on eligible items. Many items are available for pickup the same day.
“We are excited to be a part of the Royse City community, especially in time for the holidays,” said Christi Cox, store manager. “With our advanced features, we will be able to provide residents with the best shopping experience.”